Tocock DNA Project

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About us

Early references to the TOCOCK surname are found in Hampshire, but its origins have not been established at this point.  Research between 1976 and 1984 proved that all living bearers of the name belonged to one of two trees.  And then later research in 1988 proved that there was another variant to take into consideration, TWOCOCK.  This name belongs to a family of London Watermen, whose earliest members may also have come from Hampshire.

You can find the trees and read more about them on the dedicated TOCOCK One-Name Study website at

The TOCOCK DNA Project has been set up to see if the three trees are related and welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today!. Participating is an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help discover the history of your family. We will also discover which family trees are related. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information on the evolution of the surname.

The Y DNA test tells you about your direct male line, which would be your father, his father, and back in time. You must be male to take this test, and you should have one of the surnames shown. If you believe there is a Rowberry or variant in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. If you are female, please find a male to participate. We encourage males who order a Y DNA test to order 37 markers, if possible. If you order less markers, you can upgrade later, though this costs a little more. Both males and females may also be interested in learning about their direct female line, which would be their mother, their mother's mother, and back in time. You would order a mtDNA test. And for both males and females there is now the more advanced Family Finder test. For the chart of DNA Results, please click on the "Results" tab above.